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User Review  - dylanwolf - LibraryThing

Alexander Cleave, a classic actor, working close to a complete breakdown seeks solitude to recuperate in his deserted childhood home. He finds he is sharing his retreat with ghosts and then some ... Read full review

Review: Eclipse

User Review  - Kristine Brancolini - Goodreads

I read John Banville's Cleave/Vander trilogy backward, starting with Ancient Light, then reading Shroud, and ending with Eclipse. This first book, which introduced Alex Cleave, his wife Lydia, and his ... Read full review

Review: Eclipse

User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

Maybe I should've realized when first reading ECLIPSE 12 years ago (or at least after reading SHROUD in 2002) that Alex Cleave would become Banville's next Freddy Montgomery, but it took the ... Read full review

Review: Eclipse

User Review  - Jane Massy - Goodreads

Beautiful writing, wonderful evocation of human confusion - like watching someone looking into the complex machinery of their emotional wiring and being utterly confounded. Read full review

Review: Eclipse

User Review  - Kranthi Askani - Goodreads

Banville is so good in this one...he makes chapter breaks seem so unnecessary....wonderful monologues that trapise into present from past and retrace seamlessly...liek albert camus, i thought...very good book Read full review

Review: Eclipse

User Review  - Stevie Barrett - Goodreads

John Banville; I always greatly admire his technical skill, to the point of being breathless on occasion. Funnily enough, next to Athena and The Sea, I found this to be less exhilarating technically but more enjoyable Read full review


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